3 Reasons to consider a career in IT

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I want to share with you 3 reasons to consider a career in IT or Information Technology.  I know there could be many more but I will focus on these 3.  Since I have been in IT for fifteen years I have experienced the many benefits of this career path.  Working in small companies and large companies I have worked with many great professionals.

1. IT is not just programmers!  Many people think that the only job in IT is programmers or software developers.  There are numerous other opportunities in IT, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Quality Assurance, and Network Engineers to name a few.  Along the same lines as this belief there are quite a few career paths in IT that are not as technical and require a degree in computer science or engineering.

2. There are many open opportunities.  In IT there are quite a few job openings many go un-filled each year as no candidates have the proper skills and training.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the overall unemployment is at 7.0%, but the Information Industry is listed at 4.8% much lower.

3. An exciting and dynamic industry.  The industry is always changing and new technologies are constantly coming out.  Look for instance at your mobile phones.  The many things you can do with these computers allow you to be entertained and do business from anywhere you might be.  The first iPhone came out in 2007, this device alone cause a great shift in technology and it isn’t even ten years old.

If you are thinking about making a career change consider IT today!

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